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It’s best to seek the help of a nurse attorney when facing different complaints and allegations. However, some nurses tend to face these results instead without thinking that nurse attorneys are always reliable for matters such as these.

At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an LVN at a medical facility in Lewisville, Texas, and had been in that position for five (5) years and two (2) months.

On or about April 26, 2017, while employed as an LVN at a medical facility in Lewisville, Texas, LVN failed to reassess and/or failed to document the reassessment of the vital signs of a patient after she administered 25mcg of Fentanyl at 1314 and the patient’s blood pressure was 90/45 at 1317. Subsequently, the patient’s condition declined. LVN’s conduct might have deprived the patient of the detection of worsening conditions and delayed medical intervention.

In response to the above incident, LVN states the patient was on a cardiac monitor and she reported the Patient’s low blood pressure and complaints of pain to the provider. The provider ordered Fentanyl 25mcg and planned to order medication for the Patient’s blood pressure if the systolic reading dropped below ninety (90). LVN states her cardiac monitoring and reassessments of pain and blood pressure were not charted on the computer. Instead, LVN made handwritten notes that she planned to enter into the electronic chart the following day, but she was not able to do so.

The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(D),(1)(M)&(2)(A) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(4).

Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing found her guilty of her deeds. Her LVN license was subjected to disciplinary action. She did not hire a skilled Texas BON attorney to fully defend her case which led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing.

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